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What’s it like to work at Aptinyx?

Meaningful work.

We are a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel, proprietary, synthetic small molecules for the treatment of brain and nervous system disorders. We focus our efforts on targeting and modulating NMDA receptors, which are vital to normal and effective function of the brain and nervous system. We believe leveraging the therapeutic advantages of the differentiated modulatory mechanism of our compounds will drive a paradigm shift in the treatment of disorders of the brain and nervous system.

Working at Aptinyx provides a unique opportunity to contribute to the discovery and development of transformative therapies for challenging neurologic disorders – This involvement provides a unique sense of purpose as we all strive to bring new therapy options to people suffering from a variety of conditions that have significant unmet medical need.

Compensation and Benefits

Our compensation and benefits packages are designed to attract, motivate, and retain talented individuals who are motivated by the meaningful work we do.

To remain competitive within the biopharmaceutical industry, Aptinyx participates in compensation surveys within the life sciences industry. We benchmark our compensation plan annually, and adjust if necessary, to ensure we continue to offer compensation and benefits that are in line with our peers.

Our benefits package has plan options that are designed to provide employees and their families with peace of mind. All full-time, benefit eligible employees may join our health plans on their date of hire, and all eligible employees can choose to participate in our 401k plan the 1st day of the month following their date of hire.  Our benefits package includes:

Health & Wellness

  • Health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Short and Long-term Disability
  • 401(k) with Company Match
  • Pet Insurance


Paid Time Off

  • Paid time off – including vacation time, sick time, and company paid holidays
  • Up to six weeks of paid parental leave for qualifying employees


Other Noteworthy benefits

  • Corporate cell phone or monthly reimbursement for cell phone service
  • Company provided daily parking or monthly reimbursement of public transit commuting expenses
  • Gym membership reimbursement


Work Environment

Aptinyx is located in downtown Evanston, Illinois – conveniently situated between the Metra UPN and the CTA Purple Lines.

We pride ourselves on a culture of leveraging the complementary skillets and differentiated experiences of our team members to generate the best outcomes. This culture has led to an impressive track record of innovation and success.

More information about our recent successes can be found here: Aptinyx Press Releases.

Career Opportunity

We continually seek opportunities to invest in employee development, and we are firm believers of building on what’s working.  Our employees have the opportunity to grow and advance as our business needs grow – from cross-training opportunities to taking on additional responsibilities and transitioning to managerial roles.

Are you interested in learning more?

Please click here to learn more about open positions at Aptinyx